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Topic: Should I Delay my exchange surgery until after planned trip?

Forum: Breast Reconstruction — Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020 05:23PM

ik0106 wrote:

I have my exchange surgery scheduled for February 6th. I am going on a cruise 3 weeks later. Would it be wise to postpone the surgery until after the cruise? I want to be able to swim and I am not sure if there would be a chance of infection after the surgery.

Dx 5/24/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 7/11/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 8/8/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 9/27/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/27/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jan 17, 2020 05:35PM SimoneRC wrote:

I was not allowed to submerge for 4 weeks after each of my surgeries, including 2 exchange surgeries. My second exchange surgery included pocket work and I was very sore, with limited arm movement and pain sleeping, at 3 weeks post of as well. YMMV!


ATM Gene Mutation, Deletion. IDC w/Lobular Features and Focal Mucinous Features. Pre Pectoral Reconstruction. Hysterectomy Surgery 4/6/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/6/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 7/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 4/30/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 4/30/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 8/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
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Jan 17, 2020 09:02PM VegGal wrote:

Same here...4 weeks minimum.

Dx 1/12/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 9/7/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Jan 17, 2020 09:04PM MinusTwo wrote:

You probably won't be able to swim or go in a hot tub. So if that's your criteria, you might postpone the trip., But by two weeks out you should certainly be comfortable going on the trip. What a way to recuperate!!!

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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